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San Diego will celebrate the birth of teacher Leandro Díaz

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San Diego will celebrate the birth of teacher Leandro Díaz

In the picturesque town of Tocaimo, “where the soul sings and is inspired”, in San Diego, Cesar, the community and authorities celebrate this Saturday, February 24, the 96th birthday of maestro Leandro Díaz Duarte, the greatest exponent of vallenato singing.

With great joy and honor, the musical work of the famous minstrel whose genius has left an indelible mark on the rich cultural tradition of the region will be highlighted.

The day will be full of activities that will allow you to immerse yourself in the life and work of Leandro Díaz, connecting with the roots of our Vallenata tradition.

The programming, organized by the Tocaimo Community Action Board, with the sponsorship of the Mayor’s Office of San Diego, begins today at 7:00 in the morning with the installation of the Agroindustrial Fair (Frutos Del Perijá), and then begins at 8:00 am the route along the route «Tras Los Pasos De Leandro.

At 10:00 in the morning the event will be formally inaugurated to continue with the Rural Community Tourism discussion. The programming will continue at 12:00 with the Leandro Díaz Life and Work Conversation and will end the day with the presentation of the House of Culture Processes, as a way to demonstrate to those present the work that is carried out in this land to work in the seedbeds of the vallenato folklore.

Maestro Leandro Diaz was born in Hatonuevo, La Guajira, on February 20, 1928. From a very young age he was taken to Tocaimo and later settled in San Diego. He is the greatest natural manifestation of vallenato singing, blind from birth, possessor of an extensive work that exceeds 100 titles that have been disseminated by the most consecrated national and international groups.

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